MAJOR | Frank Seravalli reveals the Canucks' ask for J.T. Miller

Published March 3, 2023 at 8:35

It's already been revealed that the Canucks had been considering moving Miller. The 2023 trade deadline is hours away and Miller's no-movement is also just about to kick in.

If the Canucks intend to move on J.T. Miller and wish to have full control over the destination, the trade needs to happen yesterday. Frank Seravalli revealed an updated version of his top trade bait list and revealed what the Canucks aimed for in a Miller deal:

"Canucks wanted to secure a young center as a replacement before considering moving him. They were also asking for two first-round picks in return for Miller."

The Pens, as reported earlier by Darren Dreger, had the draft picks on the table for Miller. The Canucks chose to decline since they couldn't get the centerman they were after. J.T. Miller's full no-movement clause will kick in with his new deal on July 1st and at that point, the Canucks may find it tougher to move forward since he will have control over everything, just like Patrick Kane did when the Hawks moved him to the Rangers.

It's quite unusual though to have players with long terms and new deals move prior to a deadline, as many reported these are the kind of deals that usually take place prior to the draft when the teams have more cap flexibility. The Canucks management group is surely facing a tough decision, in the end, is moving Miller the right call for the Canucks' future?
March 3   |   104 answers
MAJOR | Frank Seravalli reveals the Canucks' ask for J.T. Miller

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